Definitions for improvement
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word improvement.
improvement, betterment, advancenoun
a change for the better; progress in development
the act of improving something
"their improvements increased the value of the property"
a condition superior to an earlier condition
"the new school represents a great improvement"
The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
"The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet." -Joseph Addison.
Increase; growth; progress; advance.
(plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
(Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from improve.
Some virtues tend to the preservation of health, and others to the improvement and security of estates. John Tillotson.
The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
There is a design of publishing the history of architecture, with its several improvements and decays. Addison.
I look upon your city as the best place of improvement: from the school we go to the university, but from the universities to London. South.
Love is the greatest of human affections, and friendship the noblest and most refined improvement of love. South.
Improvement is the process of a thing moving from one state to a state considered to be better, usually through some action intended to bring about that better state. The concept of improvement is important to governments and businesses, as well as to individuals.
Improvement refers to the process of making something better, whether through changes, upgrades, enhancements, developments or corrections. It involves reducing deficiencies, increasing efficiency, effectiveness, or productivity and maximizing performances. This can refer to a wide range of contexts, including personal growth, advancement in skills or learning, business processes, quality of products or services, health or living standards among others.
the act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc
the act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse
the state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old
increase; growth; progress; advance
valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises
a useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition
An accurate, perfect and positive change.
There was noted improvement in their relationship and they lived together in unity and love.
Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2449
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3182
Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Nouns Frequency: #712
The numerical value of improvement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of improvement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
We are planning for a new all-time high this year, and we also see an improvement in profitability - a clear improvement in profitability during the second half of the year.
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self improvement.
It is impossible to know what is most responsible for the improvement and it is likely to be many factors, nevertheless, this improvement occurred in a period of intense focus on improving health care delivery, the quality of care, and on promoting healthier behaviors and populations.
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- milloraCatalan, Valencian
- βελτίωση, καλυτέρευσηGreek
- mejoría, enmienda, mejoramiento, mejoraSpanish
- parantaminen, parannusFinnish
- leasachadh, piseachScottish Gaelic
- הִשְׁתַּלְּמוּת, שיפורHebrew
- melhoria, melhora, melhoramentoPortuguese
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